Rock Hoppers


Rock Hoppers offers recreational climbing for kids ages 7-10 who have graduated from our ABC programs, or are new to Planet Rock. Children learn new techniques and practice skills to build strength and endurance weekly. This class incorporates a combination of exploration in the ABC room and climbing on the big walls each week.

Climbing is a family sport – we want you involved too! Parents of enrolled Rock Hopper climbers receive a free belay lesson (just ask at the front desk) and may climb during their child’s scheduled class time.

In addition to a great climbing experience, kids enrolled in Rock Hopper programs receive:

  • Official Planet Rock Rock Hoppers t-shirt
  • Gym membership for enrolled child + a belayer to climb at any gym location
  • Free rental gear (shoes, harness)
  • 15% discount on retail gear and clothing


Ann Arbor
June 3 – Aug 23 (no classes July 1-5)  |  $206, 11 classes

Monday  4:30-6:00pm
Tuesday  4:30-6:00pm
Thursday  6:30-8:00pm

Madison Heights
June 3 – Aug 23 (no classes July 1-5)  |  $206, 11 classes

Monday  4:30-6:00pm
Tuesday  4:30-6:00pm
Wednesday  6:30-8:00pm
Friday  4:30-6:00pm


Class sessions are divided into 3-month semesters. Enrollment opens one month prior to semester commencement. Payment is due at the beginning of each semester. Questions? Contact us for more information about payment policies.

Enrolling more than one child: Register each child separately in order to ensure proper enrollment – avoid the “add” selection. Confirmation emails are sent for each child fully registered. We are available to help you out with this process – visit us at the front desk or give us a call (we can enroll your children right over the phone!)

Cancellation policy: Cancellations of classes or enrollments in programs with less than 2 weeks notice will not be refunded. If a program is in session and a member wishes to cancel in the middle of the session, they will be refunded on a pro-rated basis. They will be refunded the remaining amount of classes, minus one, from the time of notification. The date of the last attended class must be included in the written request for cancellation. There are no refunds or make ups for missed classes. Classes with low enrollment may be cancelled after the first two weeks.